Modi in Assam: PM blasts opposition, says Citizenship Bill will not harm Assam and North East

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Updated:Feb 09, 2019 6:06:50 pm

Narendra Modi: Addressing a rally in Assam, the Prime Minister launched a scathing attack on Congress and other opposition parties saying people who sit in AC rooms are spreading rumours about the Bill.

PM Modi in AssamModi LIVE: In Assam, PM accuses opposition of spreading rumours about Citizenship Bill

PM Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused opposition parties of spreading rumours about Citizenship Bill. Addressing a rally in Amingaon of Assam, the Prime Minister launched a scathing attack on Congress and other opposition parties saying people who sit in AC rooms are spreading rumours about the bill. He also promised that the BJP government will ensure that the 36-year-old demand of implementing Assam Accord is fulfilled.

He further said that Assam will become oil and gas hub of country with projects worth Rs 14,000 crore completed in last four years. Earlier, Modi addressed a rally in Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh where he accused the previous Congress-led governments of ignoring Arunachal Pradesh for decades. He said that the BJP government at the Centre has doubled the Central fund for the state in last four years and working to expand infrastructure in the border state. During his Itanagar visit, PM Modi also inaugurated several projects and laid foundation stone of many vital schemes worth over Rs 4,000 crore. He laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district through a remote. He also inaugurated the new Doordarshan channel for Arunachal Pradesh, DD Arun Prabha. Besides, he dedicated to the nation the 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant and laid the foundation stone for a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Jote.

Earlier this morning, PM Modi was shown black flags in Guwahati at two different places on second day of his visit to the northeast over citizenship bill. On Friday as well, Modi was shown black flags as All Assam Students Union (AASU) protested and shouted slogans against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. A PTI report said that PM Modi witnessed the protests as he travelled to the Raj Bhavan from Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

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Modi LIVE: Fully committed to the interests of Assam, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that to rid Assam and country of infiltrators we have always strengthened voice of people. "That is why we did chitmahal agreement and are working towards completely sealing India-Bangladesh border. We implemented NRC under supervision of SC that earlier governments were hesitating to do," he said.

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14:45 (IST)09 Feb 2019
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Addressing a rally in Amingaon of Assam, Modi said that rumours are being spread about the Citizenship Bill. He said that the bill is aimed at securing the interests of citizens. "People who sit in AC rooms are spreading rumours. The NDA government is ready to fully protect the culture, resources and Northeast states' language."

14:17 (IST)09 Feb 2019
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Attacking the previous Congress governments, Modi said that they neglected Arunachal Pradesh for decades but we are here to change this. 'New India can only be built if North East can be developed well,' he said.

11:16 (IST)09 Feb 2019
Modi in Itanagar LIVE: Doubled the amount provided by Centres, says PM Modi

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On Friday evening, PM Modi was shown black flags in at least four different locations as soon as he landed in Guwahati and was travelling from the airport to the Raj Bhawan to spend the night. Hundreds of Gauhati University students waved black flags at Modi in Jalukbari area, activists of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and AJYCP did the same at Adabari and Fancy Bazar areas. Members of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) were also seen waving black flags to the PM and shouting slogans on the Mahatma Gandhi Road at Uzan Bazar. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India even if they do not possess any document. The Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session on January 8 and has been awaiting Rajya Sabha nod.
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